Kordiyaka appears ready so as to add one other trophy to his mantel.
Pavlo Kordiyaka had a spring to recollect all-around as an expert strongman. In early April 2023, the Ukrainian athlete gained his first-ever Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM) title. Then, if not for a controversial penalty on Day Three of the 2023 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) simply weeks later, he might’ve doubtlessly earned a WSM title. With the summer time in full swing and a brand new title up for grabs on the 2023 Shaw Classic (SC), Kordiyaka seems primed to proceed his latest momentum.
On July 17, 2023, Kordiyaka posted a video to his Instagram web page the place he locked out a log press of 183 kilograms (403.4 kilos) for 3 reps and later accomplished a 130-kilogram (286.6-pound) energy snatch. Per the caption of the strongman’s submit, the recorded coaching session is a part of his ongoing preparation for the 2023 SC on August 19-20, 2023, in Loveland, CO.
Kordiyaka’s profile could also be lesser recognized than a few of his friends, just like the reigning WSM champion Mitchell Hooper, however that doesn’t make him any much less of a competitor. If something, after Kordiyaka toppled former 2020 WSM champion Oleksii Novikov on the 2023 ESM and held his personal towards Hooper, Novikov, and former two-time WSM winner (2021-2022) Tom Stoltman on the 2023 WSM, he’s confirmed he belongs on the most elite degree of the game.
With that trio of arguably extra established friends standing in Kordiyaka’s ambitions towards turning into “The Strongest Man on Earth,” the 2023 SC might be one other coming-out get together for the competitor. Trey Mitchell is the two-time reigning champion of the competition.
Right here’s an outline of the 2023 Shaw Traditional gauntlet of a roster Kordiyaka should overcome:
Right here’s a rundown of the occasions of the 2023 SC:
2023 Shaw Traditional Occasions
Earlier than successful the 2023 ESM, Kordiyaka’s debatable profession spotlight was a first-place efficiency on the 2021 Official Strongman Video games (OSG). In accordance with his profile on Strongman Archives, the 28-year-old has appeared in 15 worldwide contests, successful 4 of them, together with the 2023 ESM. His berth within the 2023 WSM Remaining was the primary of his profession.
Now he’ll get an opportunity to construct on these performances on the 2023 SC.
Breaking by towards a cadre of star rivals is presumably not a simple process. Kordiyaka can relaxation assured that every of his friends will possible view him in the identical intimidating, if additionally respectful, style on the 2023 SC.
Featured picture: @pavlo_kordiyaka on Instagram